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FC Barcelona in the 2023 transfer market: registrations, withdrawals, rumors and budget

FC Barcelona wants to regain the leading role that made it prevail as a club in recent years. The departure of Lionel Messi seems to have left a certain void in the squad that wants to go through this transition stage and return to the top of European football. With Joan Laporta in the presidency, the ‘culés’ want strengthen your workforce with big names, although the main obstacle is economic power. Find out in the following note the registrations, cancellations, rumours, budget and everything about the transfer market for the azulgranas.

the players who arrived

The economic issue continues to be an important obstacle for FC Barcelona and in the next few days there could be news regarding the arrival of new players due to the members’ meeting that has been taking place to sell part of the club and obtain money in exchange.

For now, they have only signed Paul Tower. The 19-year-old midfielder comes from Racing de Santander and has signed until 2026. According to the Spanish sports press, the agreement reached was for five million euros plus a series of variables.

Pablo Torre, who will have a Barcelona B record, although everything indicates that he will be in the dynamics of the first team, put on the Barça shirt for the first time and gave his first touches at the Camp Nou, although the presentation was private and did not count with the presence of neither the media nor fans.

Pablo Torre has signed as a FC Barcelona player until 2026. (Photo: FC Barcelona)

Those who left and would go

With an irregular season, it is common for players to say goodbye to the club. However, for now only the departure of Daniel Alves. The Brazilian himself made it public through his social networks and later this information was confirmed by the technical director Xavi Hernández. In this way, he leaves a position on the right wing that can also be occupied by Sergiño Dest or Sergi Roberto.

In the next few days, much more exits could be confirmed in the Spanish team. the future of Ousmane Dembele is an unknown next to Frankie de Jong who has been one of the most sought after in the transfer market because Manchester United has shown a wide interest.

Who did say goodbye before the end of the season was Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian player was on loan with a purchase option in Aston-Villa and it was the English club who took over his services with the estimated clause. In this way, it no longer belongs to Barcelona.

Philippe Coutinho was loaned to Aston Villa until June 2022. (Photo: Aston Villa)
Philippe Coutinho was loaned to Aston Villa until June 2022. (Photo: Aston Villa)

Those who are in sight

As usually happens in each transfer market, there are many players linked to Barcelona. Although the economic issue seems to be an obstacle, the Spanish team is in search of resources to be able to pay expenses and not be left behind at a competitive level. In this way, one of the names that has been mentioned the most is that of Robert Lewandowski. The Polish player expressed his desire to leave Bayern Munich despite still having a contract.

PLAYER CLUB POSITION AGE MARKET VALUE
Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich DC 33 €45 million
Andreas Christensen Chelsea DEC 26 €35 million
César Azpilicueta Chelsea LD 32 €9 million
Jules Koundé Seville DEC 23 €60 million
kalidou koulibaly Naples DEC 30 €35 million
Bernard Silva Manchester City DE 27 €80 million
Ilkay Gundogan Manchester City MC 31 €25 million
Angel Di Maria PSG PM 3. 4 €12 million
Rapinha Leeds United PM 25 €45 million

players on loan

Looking ahead to the 2022-23 season, Barcelona has loaned out players who don’t have a place in the first team. For this reason, they seek a change of scene in order to have greater continuity and also not lose the step in their selections.

Antoine Griezmann He is one of the footballers who changed clubs to be able to play. The Frenchman arrived at Atlético de Madrid. Francisco Trincao is another borrowed. The right winger from Portugal went to Wolverhampton and is scheduled to return on July 1 this year.

Miralem Pjanic, Iñaki Peña, Alex Collado and Rey Manaj They join the list of those on loan from Barcelona. All of them changed clubs until 2023, so their return will not yet take place because they have not been required by Xavi Hernández.

The transfer budget

Spanish media have reported in recent weeks that FC Barcelona does not have sufficient resources to make renowned signings. However, the board of directors announced this Thursday, June 16, that they will sell a part of the television rights to generate more income. In this way, the team will be able to have a strong income that will allow them to participate in the summer market.

The 10 most expensive in the history of Barcelona

PLAYER LAST CLUB COST
Ousmane Dembele Borussia Dortmund €140 million
Philippe Coutinho Liverpool €135 million
Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid €120 million
Neymar Saints €88 million
Frankie de Jong Ajax €86 million
Luis Suarez Liverpool €81.72 million
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Inter €69.50 million
Miralem Pjanic Juventus €60 million
Ferran Torres Manchester City €55 million
Malcolm Girondis Bordeaux €41 million

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